Has your WordPress site been hacked yet?
Hacking is at a record high. If you've haven't been attacked...you're lucky!
Did you know that there are very simple steps you can take to make yourself a difficult target instead of a sitting duck?
In this video training series, we'll walk you through securing your WordPress system:
NOTE: This only works if you’re not using a multiple site or the multi-site setup for your WordPress!
This video will help secure your WordPress site by moving your config file away from its normal location where the bad people would like to mess with it. You see, your WP-config.php file contains some important settings that if it falls into the wrong hands, can destroy your WordPress site. Now since this involves a key file in the workings of your WordPress site, you need to first do a full backup of both your files and database just to be on the safe side.
One way to help in securing your WordPress site is to make it as difficult as possible for the bad people to break in. Duh! One way to do this is to avoid using the default database prefix wp_.
This video will show you how. Be SURE TO BACKUP FIRST!!
I heard someone once describe a WordPress hacker like that of a low level burglar that would go into an apartment building and walk up and down the halls and just turn the doorknob of every single door they walk passed. If the door opened, they walked in. If it was looked, well they moved on to the next one. They would not just stand there and break down the door or pick the lock, if the basic precaution of locking the door was not done, then they took advantage of it and walk on in and burgled.
Same with the majority of the WordPress hackers, if you just take care of at least the basic level of securing your site, then you’ll be much better off than those who do not. This video will walk you through some of those basics that everyone should do in securing their site and we’re going to do it in under 5 minutes.
Sometimes, securing your WordPress site can be as simple as installing a plug-in, but after it’s installed, then you’re left scratching your head as to what needs to be done with the settings on that plug-in. Some of the security plug-ins can be a total headache if you check the wrong box or click on the wrong button, your site can easily go up and smoke. So this video will show you how to configure the plug-in named Better WP Security and we’re going to do this in less than 5 minutes.
One of the ways a hacker will attempt to break into your WordPress site is by trying to guess your administration login username and password. Now, they’ll do this by using a software program that can guess hundreds of possibilities in minutes, and if you’re not using strong usernames or unguessable passwords, then you’re site is about to be hacked. They call this a brute force attack.
In some cases, the sheer number of guesses the hacker software is allowed to go through can put such a load on your server’s resources that your hosting company might even shut your site down. Now even though this shut down might be temporary, you’re site is still down. And this is not a good thing. In addition to having strong usernames and passwords, you also need to be able to prevent the brute force attack from happening at all. Luckily, it’s super simple and can be taken care of with the installation and activation of a free plug-in.
Lon Naylor is on a mission to “Rid the world of lousy marketing videos" and carries on this effort from his rural Wisconsin home on the Apple River enjoying trout fishing from his backyard, kayaking, and recording music in his recording studio.
Lon is a video marketing expert, speaker, and creator of ScreencastStudios and LearnCamtasia resource and training sites that teach how to leverage screen capture videos (like those made with Camtasia) for maximum marketing effect.
A 30 year veteran of the computer industry, he spent the last 10 years of his professional career during the decade of the 90's as a senior engineer at Microsoft before “retiring" in 1999 at age 41. There he specialized in high level, multimedia presentations where it was not uncommon for millions of dollars in revenue to be at stake.
His ability to take highly technical concepts and break them down into simple, easy to understand presentations and tutorials is a result of the years of experience gained in his long career working with companies like Honeywell, American Express, and the national labs at Sandia and Los Alamos.
As an extremely early adopter and evangelist of the Internet, he has long recognized and exploited its massive potential for delivering effective sales messages via video to a global audience.
As an authority on the Camtasia suite of video production software, he is a highly sought out resource and the “go-to guy" of many of the top internet marketing names such as Mike Filsaime, Willie Crawford, Ken McCarthy, Bob “The Teacher" Jenkins, Perry Lawrence and many more.</p>